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. >>> school days have been difficult in classes across the country since a mass shooting in newtown. but a special guest paid a visit to a local school. tom sherwood tells us how this special star made a special effort to get there. >> in northwest washington and like schools across the country, educators just wanted to have a normal holiday season school event in the wake of the connecticut shooting. but, here, there was something special. >> it's all about y'all, right? >> are you all excited? >> san francisco's nfl star vernon davis was back in his hometown. after playing late sunday night in boston, here he was passing out gifts to children. the dunbar and maryland graduate say it was important for him to be there. >> did you drive eight hours from this morning? >> i did. it was important when i came back here. i remember when i was a kid, i always wanted that hero to show up. >> davis, at 6'3", towered over the children, many the same age as those in connecticut. >> very, very touching. it's sad. it shows you how much we to pay attention to the kids. >> the principal was glad t
in an exclusive interview with nbc news. >>> the power of words, how writing a poem about the newtown school shootings landed a high school student in hot water did. she go too far? >>> the timeless message of one of our most sacred documents, the emancipation proclamation at 150. >>> and striking a chord -- ♪ with a new take on one of the greatest stories of all time. why "les mis" still resonates for so many. >>> good evening, the words being thrown around on capitol hill were not what anyone wanted to hear, major setback, impasse, sticking points and now late word there will be no vote tonight. the light shining on top of the capitol dome mean he is a this the hour you can the senate and house of representatives are still officially in session but not much is happening tell white house, the president awaits word of movement, all heavy-duty negotiating to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff is going on behind closed doors. we have correspondents watching it on both ends of pennsylvania avenue and we begin with nbc's kelly o'donnell on capitol hill with the very latest on the ongoing negotia
could reduce the carnage in a situation like newtown? >> i don't believe that is going to make one difference. >> why are some gun owners rooting for gregory to be locked up? should a new york newspaper published a map showing the homes of gun owners. the media in the middle of a debate. tomorrow is the last day to avoid what the press has described as an almost apocalyptic outcome. >> to avoid the fiscal cliff -- >> if we go over the fiscal cliff -- >> try to avert the fiscal cliff. >> the clock ticks down to the so-called fiscal cliff. >> closer than ever going over the fiscal cliff. >> the fiscal cliff negotiations are going no where. >> president obama may not have gotten a fiscal cliff deal, but keeping up the media pressure this sunday morning with an interview op"meet the press." we'll take a look. >>> from the david petraeus scandal to the trayvon martin tragedy. the media's performance in 2012, we'll have a report card. i'm howard kurtz and this is "reliable sources." >>> it was a striking moment when david gregory brandished that high ammunition magazine last sunday so mu
the newtown school shooting. we meet the lawyer who is taking up the case. then. police put up sobriety check points just in time for the new year celebrations. we'll tell you where. plus. a day of celebrations in maine. where we meet the first same-sex couple to married. that's ahead! oh, you have a keurig vue brewer? oh, it's great! now i can brew my coffee just the way i love it. how do you do that? well, inside the brewer, there's this train that's powerful enough to carry more coffee and fresh water to make coffee that's stronger and bigger... and even hotter! actually, i just press this button. brew the coffee you love -- stronger, bigger, or hotter -- with the keurig vue. >> police are cracking down on people drinking and getting behind the wheel this holiday weekend. to do so. several departments have set up d- u-i checkpoints throughout the bay area including checkpoints in san rafael, pacifica, san francisco, mountain view and the san jose area. we're learning that the san jose check point is at the intersection of san jose avenue and randall street and runs until four a-m >>> tomo
with tough talk about gun control in his second term in the wake of the shootings in newtown, connecticut. you'll remember the president tearing up as he addressed the nation on the day of the shooting. today the president recalled that day. >> this is something that -- you know, that was the worst day of my presidency. it's not something that i want to see repeated. >> the president going on to say he supports banning assault rifles and high capacity clips, better background checks and he hopes it's accomplished in the first year of his second term. >>> meantime some 400 children parents and community members from newtown, connecticut were at the giants/eagles game in new jersey. what a moment it was. children from newtown greeting both teams as they took the field. then their families and their children stood on the sidelines as the national anthem played in the stadium. >>> we'll turn now to the deep freeze on its way to a huge stretch of the country. it come as so many are still digging out from two snowstorms in a row. a worker clearing the stadium in foxborough. and navigating the s
progressive.com today. s a the newtown massacre lou: the newtown, connecticut, t massacre creates a debate on gu. control without question. but it is arguably more important to have a national discussion on mental health ar care.topic. very unpopular dtai topic. we still don't know the facts of a 20-year-old man turning into a mass murderer last friday, but we do know many ofa the factsout about a mental health care peop systemmthat is failing. there are far too many people that could be productive in our society. but first, we need totlook at the truth and dimension.well just how big is mental illness in america? well, i hope you are sitting down. because these numbers are simply sounded very at according to the national institute, the national institute of mental health, 20%o of this country, 20% of us at one time or another, some 60 mlion people, 60 million americs experience a mental health disorder in any given year. ve those, some 60 million peopli receive some form of help. despite the often desperate neec for care, it is almost twicea af difficult to find a mentala health professi
american's paycheck. >> those are four huge things, and you didn't mention after newtown, although i know you're thinking about it, new gun regulation. >> yes. >> mayor bloomberg of new york told me that out to be your number one agenda. you know how hard this is. do you have the stomach for the political fight for new gun control laws? >> david, i think anybody who was up in newtown who talked to the parents, who talked to the families, understands that, you know, something fundamental in america has to change. and all of us have to do some soul searching, including me as president, that we allow a situation in which 20 precious small children are getting gunned down in a classroom. and i've been very clear that, you know, an assault rifle ban, banning these high capacity clips, background checks, that there are a set of issues that i have historically supported and will continue to support. >> but can you get it done? i mean the politics is the question. >> so the question is, are we going to be able to have a national conversation and move something through congress? i'd like to get it
are four huge things, you didn't mention after newtown, although i know you're thinking about it, new gun regulations. mayor bloomberg of new york told me couple of weeks ago on this program, that ought to be your number one agenda item. you know how hard this is. do you have the stomach for the political fight for new gun control laws? >> you know, david, i think anybody who was up in newtown, who talked to the parents, who talked to the families, understands that something fundamental in america has to change. and all of us have to do some soul-searching, including me as president. that we allow a situation in which 20 precious, small children are getting gunned down in a classroom. and i've been very clear that an assault rifle ban, banning these high-capacity clips, background checks, that they're a set of issues that i have historically supported and will continue to support. >> can you get it done? >> so the question is, are we going to be able to have a national conversation and move something through congress? i'd like to get it done in the first year. i will put forward a very sp
the incident. >> the lawyer for a 6-year-old survivor of the school shooting in newtown, conn., is speaking out tonight one to sue the state for failing to provide a safe setting. he says it is not just a problem in connecticut. >> the state of connecticut and other states, too, are failing to protect children from guns. her friends are dead, and that is trauma. >> the student in the case has not been identified. >> two police officers involved in a gunbattle with a suspect in new jersey are out of the hospital tonight. a third officer underwent surgery for stomach was and is expected to recover. the suspect was in sight of a police station when he wrestled the gun away from one of the officers and started shooting. two officers fired back. the man was killed. >> a winter makes up this morning, and tonight the wind is whipping up. and it is cold. steve has a look at the forecast rest of tonight and tomorrow. >> the 29th annual festival is about to kick off in china, including ice and snow sculpture competitions music performances, and other activities. more than 2000 works will be on display. t
of a six year old who survived the newtown school shooting. we meet the lawyer who is taking up the case. then. police put up sobriety check points just in time for the new year celebrations. we'll tell you where. plus. >> coming up the best and the worst in the next edition of people behaving badly. >>> police are cracking down on people drinking and getting behind the wheel this holiday weekend. to do so. several departments have set up d-u- i chekpoints throughout the bay area including checkpoints in san rafael, pacifica, san francisco, mountain view and the san jose area. remember to celebrate that start of 20-13 safely and if stories... if you drink, do not drive. also, we will celebrate one year anniversary of eight gay couple celebrating their first anniversary. of a gay couple -- ♪ [ female announcer ] no more paper coupons. no more paper lists. [ dog barking ] ♪ no more paper anything. safeway presents just for u. ♪ save more. save easier. saving more, starts now. just for u on the safeway app. >> brian: this live view from the bay bridge with clearer conditions. just a
in newtown, connecticut. he described it in a way he's not quite done so publicly before. listen to this. >> this is something that, you know, that was the worst day of my presidency. it's not something that i want to see repeated. >> it hit close to home? >> absolutely. >> the president describing it as the worst day of his presidency. we'll have more on the response to newtown in a bit. now to capitol hill and the time line for the negotiations. they set a 3:00 p.m. deadline for a deal to come to an agreement. it's just under three hours from now, folks. they hope to roll out the deal and agree on it some time tonight. ideally, a senate vote by midday tomorrow, new year's eve. the rest of monday, new year's eve, the house would consider the deal and possibly vote on it as well. capitol hill correspondent kelly o'donnell joins us from capitol hill. good afternoon to you now. did i lay that out about right? is that the best case scenario for how things are supposed to play out? >> reporter: while we are waiting, like waiting for paint to dry or a jury to come back with a verdict, it's di
in newtown, connecticut have sparked a national debate about gun control, and it's also motivating gun buy-backs in cities across the country. some gun owners say they don't want to keep their weapons in the wake of the deaths of 20 children in newtown. cnn reports from bridgeport, connecticut, which is holding the biggest gun buy-back in its ift. r >> reporter: william porter said he's done with guns. the elementary school shooting in nearby newtown, connecticut, struck a nerve. >> my wife cried. we were out shopping, and we heard it in the store. she cried. you know, it's wrong. >> okay. how are you doing? >> i'm good. >> reporter: porter is turning over his handgun to police in kondz's most populous city, pat of bridgeport's largest gun buy-back ever. with well over $100,000 in private donations, police are taking the weapons no questions asked. >> i know that every gun we take in is one less gun that has the potential to kill our children. >> more than 100 guns have been collected in each of the first two days and are expected to be melted down. with millions more scattered across the
of the year for 2012, with a few moments to remember the 28 victims of gun violence in newtown, connecticut last friday, and to remember the 45 people in the city of san francisco who died from gun violence in the year 2012. this commission is dedicated to reduce gun violence in the city of san francisco. we ask everybody in the san francisco community to join us and the dedicated members of the san francisco police department to fight gun violence in this city. thank you and good night. >> do i have a motion for adjournment? >> so moved. >> second. >> all in favor? >> aye. >> thank you very much, commissioners. (meeting adjourned). >> good morning and welcome to the regular transbay joint powers authority board of supervisors' meeting for thursday, december 13th and happy holidays to everybody. may we take roll call please. >> prior to taking roll i will note for the record that director sartipi has a scheduling conflict and will not be present today. director lloyd? >> present. >> director metcalf? >> present. >> director reiskin. >> present. >> vice-chair ortiz? >> present. >>
and particularly dramatized by the terrible events at newtown, the problems are there to be addressed. and i think that this is a defining moment. i think it is going to change. >> and we do need to have some really, really great minds come back in, like lugar and snowe >>> as part of the latest defense budget congressional leaders around the administration put acrimony aside to come together switching export licensing authority for commercial satellites from the state department to the commerce department. state gained control of those licenses in 1999 after china obtained secret satellite technology by launching american-made commercial satellites in orbit, improving the accuracy of beijing's missiles but tougher standards cost u.s. satellite makers more than $21 billion in sales as frustrated customers turned to european and asian suppliers. the obama administration has been keen to reform the nation's export control structure to boost exports as it curbs domestic military spending but getting that through a recalcitrant congress has been challenging. critics fear american technology into the w
uh -- adults at sandy hook el in entry in newtown. elementary in newtown. now back to "huckabee." >>> the president has spent a lot of time talking about how his policies will improve the economy. but will his words translate into results in the new year? joining us is fox business network. charlie, always a pleasure to have you here. let's talk first about the actions of the federal reserve. the fed has been printing money right and left and hoping that somehow it is going to turn the economy around. obama promised that if we follow these policies, everything ought to be improving. >> hunky dory. i am not seeing it. looking uhed -- looking ahead to the new year, all of the printing of money, is that change ?g. >> printing of money did help. it did inflate the economy. the problem is that you had fiscal policy which is what the white house could control. it didn't really work. it worked horribly. we know that unemployment is going down because the labor force is shrinking. that's why it is going down. it is an unprecedented thing. the only thing left to do is monetary policy. yo
-old survivor of the newtown shooting is seeking to file a $100 million lawsuit against the state of connecticut. their attorney accuses the state of failing to provide a safe school setting for his client. >>> and a high school student suspended by her school for a poem she wrote expressing her feelings on the newtown shooting is speaking out. >> i never said i understood him. i understood what happened and i feel that things like that happen because people aren't heard. so you know when you are dealing with people who have mental problems, of course, they feel like they are not being heard they are going to go do something like that. >> in a letter to the teenager's mom the school says the poem violated their zero violence policy towards violence. . >>> senate republican leader took to the floor and expressed frustration with negotiations. >> there is no single issue that remains an impossible sticking point. the sticking point appears to be a willingness and interest or frankly the courage to close the deal. i want everyone to know i'm willing to get this done. but i need a dance partner. >>
thinking -- would newtown be one of them? >> newtown would certainly be one of them. i think we're going to -- many people are calling this rock bottom. it's making us really take a look at if our laws really are preserving our freedoms or taking away our freedoms, our freedom to be safe on the streets. and so that's the way people are starting to challenge the ideology. but look at penn state and the tragedy and the conviction of jerry sandusky. i think already people are understanding how sexual abuse in children can be very, very damaging and they're taking greater lengths to protect children. also, all the various uprisings in the middle east from egypt to the tragedy still going on in syria, i think we're at a new place in the middle east where we have a younger generation that's using a new tool in the environment, technology -- during egypt's uprising, for instance, i was getting tweets and facebook posts from people. so i can imagine you being a cnn employee, trying to get to the american media to spread the word. so i think that the path we're on now, while it's still bloody and
that received major attention this year. it's a challenge for the media in covering a story like newtown. juan, as you know well know, talking about it is tough for any parent? >> it's one of the great difficulties. you want to be responsible because you are aware that fox news watch exists. you act in a way that is rude and, get it first, get that interview first. be most aggressive in covering a story. you risk a deeper sense to the public and you will be held accountable. you will notice here that the rules with regard to interviewing children, rules with regard to pursuing families of victims really were held in check in this instance. i think there is a new set of rules with regard to media behavior. >> jon: there were a lot of mistakes made in early coverage and lots of this has to do with the social media atmosphere in which everybody's facebook pages. >> and feeling that reporters think they are in competition with twitter. they got his age wrong, identity wrong, they named his brother. whether the mother worked at the school, they got that wrong. this was not a good occasion for the p
, following the school shooting in newtown, connecticut two weeks ago. in virginia this weekend, gun show organizers expected the turnout to double over the november show. virginia state police say gun dealers are requesting a record number of background checks, representing twice as many gun sales over last year. in colorado, it took the bureau of investigation 23 minutes to do a background check in november. now it's seven days. encouraging news tonight about president george h. w. bush. doctors at a issues ston hospital say he's improved, so he's been moved out of intensive care. mr. bush who is 88 has been battling a feefer and bronchitis-related cough for more than a month. in maine, self same sex couples celebrated weddings very early this morning and we're told that 15 couples married at the clerk's office in portland. it became legal to do so at one minute past midnight. the result of the election day vote approving same sex marriage. next on tonight's cbs evening news, veterans return from war to fight new battles at home.cec breathe, so i can't sleep. and the next day i pay for
" in just a few moments. >> stick with us. >> president obama attending an interfaith vigil in newtown, connecticut, expressing his sorrow and offering support and prayers to those suffering after the mass shooting at sandy hook elementary school that took the lives of 20 children and 6 adults. the president speaking after meeting privately with families of the victims and emergency personnel who responded to the deadly shooting. >> mere words cannot match the depths of your sorrow, nor can they heal your wounded hearts. i can only hope it helps for you to know that you're not alone in your grief. >> the president vowing that he will use whatever powers possible to prevent another tragedy like this. police saying the gunman, adam lanza, was carrying an arsenal of ammunition large enough to kill just about every student in the school had he been given enough time. 20-year-old lanza first shooting his mother at their home then heading to his former elementary school to massacre the innocent students and teachers before killing himself. two adults now recovering from their injuries. syria
happened in newtown, connecticut, the unimaginable tragedy that everybody's been talking about nationally. i think it's important that everybody take notice that the teachers at that school and the officers that responded did so as we've been training since columbine also here in san francisco and i think were it not for the heroic efforts of both the teachers and officers that that tragedy would have been way worse. the teachers, instead of evacuating and emptying those kids into the hallway, secured in place which kept them safe. actually it cost some of the teachers their lives, god bless them, and then the police officers as you saw them come on scene went straight into the school, which is exactly what san francisco police officers would do when there's the immediate imnepblt danger of serious danger of death, active shooter we'll go straight in. it's our job to put ourselves in harm's way and the cops in connecticut did that. on a very different note -- oh, i'm sorry -- we will be reinitiating our active shooter training that most of us that have been in the department for a whi
happened in newtown, connecticut, last friday i think it has focused the attention of all of us throughout the country in whatever capacity we live and work in, but particularly those of us that are working in some way with law enforcement. and we have the attention of folks around us now, the communities at large around this issue. what happened on friday is truly off the chart and beyond belief because children, large numbers of children, were the victims in this instance. at the same time when these mass killings, these mass shootings occur, everybody becomes very upset and distraught about it and little actually happens. a larger problem are the 30-plus,000 people that die from gun violence each year. another part of this problem. and i propose that while we have our focus on this that this commission focuses on reducing gun violence in san francisco. as the chief indicated, 45 of the homicides this year related to gun violence. there are probably other results or other deaths from guns from suicides, et cetera, that aren't included in that number. as the chief has always said in re
of the survivors of the newtown school massacre says the state of connecticut didn't do enough to keep kids safe and wants to sue for $100 million. the attorney says the state failed to provide a safe setting for his clintd, an unidentified 6-year-old girl. he says after hearing gunfire, she was left with emotional scars. to howard county where police say they've cracked a string of burglaries that hit homes in columbia and ellicott city. nadia ramdass has the story. >> the alleged victim is concerned the man she accused of burglarizing her home will be on the streets again. this woman who asked us to conceal her identity lives in fear after coming face to face with a burglar at her howard county home. >> he knows who i am. >> police arrested kenneth vollmerhausen and charged him with multiple counts of burglary and theft. the ellicott city man was arrested in connection with a robbery at this home in the 2600 block of melba road in ellicott city on december 21, a day this woman won't forget. >> i said i've been a nervous wreck ever since. >> she came home to find a truck in her driveway. she th
control after the shooting massacre in newtown connecticut. tom coburn says he did not vote to confirm chuck hagel if president obama nominated him. hagel a former republican senator he says lacks the experience to manage an organization like the pentagon. margaret thatcher leaving the hospital. she was admitted last week for an operation to remove a bladder growth. >> gregg: senate majority leader harry reid saying he is not overly optimistic that a deal will be reached to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. even if they get something passed here there are other challenges that our economy will face. global powers like china and europe and japan are having major problems of their own. that could affect the way they do business with us. joining us is to talk about, ed, good to see you. biggest problem some of these governments to stimulate their economies, die let's just print a bunch of money. that has catastrophic events with them and even with the united states that may tried traded with them. >> that seems to be just to print money. that is not how it works. when somebody prints mone
: as for december, the shooting at the sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut, that took the lives of 20 children and six adults cast a cloud over what was supposed to be a most joyous season. and at year's end, all eyes are on washington and the fiscal cliff-hanger that remains mired in a political tug of war. and to move on to a new year. still to come, comedian, actor and musician jamie foxx. and we toast th quicken loans? ♪ at quicken loans, our amazingly useful mortgage calculator app allows you to quickly calculate your mortgage payment based on today's incredibly low interest rates... right from your iphone or android smartphone. one more way quicken loans is engineered to amaze. ♪ is engineered to amaze. is bigger than we think ... sometimelike the flu.fer from with aches, fever and chills- the flu's a really big deal. so why treat it like it's a little cold? there's something that works differently than over-the-counter remedies. prescription tamiflu attacks the flu virus at its source. so don't wait. call your doctor right away. tamiflu is prescription medicine for tr
style weaponry can so easily end up in the wrong happeneds like they did in the newtown massacre. >> the type of weapons that were brought in, the 75 assault rifles and the two rocket launchers, it's ridiculous. >> you think it's out of hand? >> i you think that the suspect of issuing them has gotten out of hand. and i think we have, again, have to look at the entire safety system involved with giving handguns out. >> gun shows and easy background checks, cohen said that adds you up to an overly armed america. the people who turned in guns, most of them legal came from all walks of life. >> i have grandchildren and kno matter how secure you think your gun is, you see what can happen, i decided to turn it in. >> where did the rocket launcher come from? the l.a.p.d. said it does not know, and it doesn't ask which is why the program is success canful. and why people are willing to turn in things like rocket launchers. cnn los angeles. >>> just about not quite but half past the hour, let's look at the headlines. lawmakers on capitol hill are trying to put the brakes on before we with
sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut, and began firing. when it was over, six adults and 20 first graders were dead. >> they just babies. they shouldn't be taken away from their mother and father. >> reporter: the shooter, 20- year-old adam lanza, killed himself. it was the second deadliest school shooting in u.s. history. in july, a man opened fire during the mid-night premier of the new bat man movie in colorado. >> straight from the ceiling and took a gun and pointed it straight to my face. >> reporter: prosecutors say james holmes killed 12 people wounding 58 others. the shooting death of an unarmed florida teenager sparked protest around the country. >> no justice. >> reporter: neighborhood watchman george zimmerman argued he shot 17-year-old troy a von martin in self-defense but prosecutors eventually charged him with murder. a judge sentenced jared loughner to seven terms of life and he plead guilty to attempted murder. superstorm sandy slammed into the new york city area and left thousands homeless long the east coast. >> those are our homes. we lost everythin
in newtown, connecticut. the lawyer asked to sue the state of connecticut for $100 million on behalf of a six-year- old survivor. the lawsuit is over school security. the lawyer said his client heard screaming and gun fire over the school's intercom. the claim against the state is that it failed to protect the child from foreseeable harm. states are generally immuned from such lawsuits, so the suit can't go forward unless the state agrees to allow it. >>> one of the suggestions for making schools safer is to arm teachers. the state of utah is giving 200 teachers training to handle concealed weapons. claudia cowen has more. >> reporter: with the prospect of tighter gun laws in the new year, some states are trying to figure out how to navigate the spike in ammunition and gun sales. in colorado, for instance, law enforcement officials say they need more money to conduct the surge in criminal background checks which are required for gun buyers and they planning to ask lawmakers a half a million to speed up the process, which used to take a half hour and now takes a week. it has one lawmaker sugge
. the first legal action is underway in connection to the school shooting in newtown, connecticut. a lawyer has asked to sue the state of connecticut for $100 million on behalf of a 6-year- old survivor. the lawyer claims the state failed to protect the child from foreseeable harm. states are generally immune from such lawsuits so the suit cannot go forward unless the state agrees to allow it. >>> scary moments in phoenix arizona this weekend. a woman was kidnapped and forced to rob her bank. coworkers arrived to work saturday morning and found the woman with some kind of device around her neck. fortunately bomb squad crews were able to remove the device. it turned out not to be explosive. the suspect is still on the loose, still unclear whether any money was actually stolen. >>> protesters are gathering once again in the indian capitol of new delhi following the death of a woman who was gang raped and beaten on a bus in the city. she suffered severe organ damage in the attack two weeks ago. six men charged with murder. they face the death penalty if convicted. >>> investigators in pakistan
that contained deeply concerning feelings related to the newtown, connecticut. her mother says she had every right to express herself. >> i feel that it is actually a violation of her freedom of speech. >> reporter: a first amendment expert, an attorney, jonathan capp, agreed. >> if we can't talk about this whole incident, we are not going to understand what makes these people tick who load up their guns and kill a massive number of people. >> reporter: it is not over. the high school senior faces possible expulsion. her mother says she is praying for a positive outcome. >> i would like for my daughter to continue her education, to graduate on time and to be able to write and continue to write like she has been doing. >> reporter: as for courtney, she says she is using this experience to become a better writer. >> you have to have gone through things in your life to be able to express yourself in creative ways. i think this incident inspires me to speak my mind even more. >> reporter: she has even written a new poem titled judgment. >>> up next on "today," is he the next psy? why a man who i
share the horror. >> chris: both of you feel it about newtown and the tragedy there. will congress do anything there to address mass murders, whether it is more gun control or changes to the mental health laws or access to mental health or violence in the media? senator? >> i believe we are going to certainly try. let me respond to lindsey about the murder rate. over 9,000 people are killed with guns a year. where there aren't guns there isn't that murder rate. 9,000 people. that is a lot of people. secondly, i think we have come to a point where these mass murders, the grievance killers that go out there, that get the most sophisticated weapon they hands on andget their happens go in movie theaters, malls, offices, businesses and schools and mow down people, you have to have some appropriate controls on these weapons. now, lindsey may feel safer because he has an ar 15. i don't know. that is up to him. he would not be affected by this. but i think having a system where these very powerful weapons as a matter of fact, the bushmaster has a legal slide you can put ton to make it fully a
a renewed conversation about gun control because of horrific events in newtown, connecticut. i wonder if you think knowing iowa as well as you do, knowing the midwest as well as you do, dealing with rural america all the time, is it an easy sell to say, we need to ban semi-automatic weapons and we need to ban multiple clips capable of shooting 30, 50, 100 bullets in a very short period of time, and we need to make sure at gun shows there's background checks and in private sales there are background checks. will that be -- that's what the administration wants. will that be a tough sell where you come from? >> i don't think the presidencipresidenct sees this as a sale. i think it's a conversation in which the people of united states are all frustrated at the frequency and the severity of these horrific events, and that we should find common ground, some way of reaching that very difficult middle with reasonable policies and strong policies but ones that respect the value systems that we're talking about here. >> do you see this as -- let's use a different word, then. do you think that farmers,
of other folks in the area who have guns. in fact they said this: the massacre in newtown remains top of mind for many of our readers, we have obtained the names and addresses legally. now they've done it again. >> juliet: they're doing the same thing for putnam county, a nearby county. remember the blogger, chris fountain, who published the addresses, i believe, it was of these people. >> clayton: of the newspaper people. >> juliet: yes, who published the addresses and names of the people who had permits. here is what he says, the journal writers should have their info published. in the aftermath of newtown it was obviously one tragedy, but somehow they were conflating legal gun owners with a devil up in newtown and putting the two together and i was offended by that and how they would like it if their addresses were published. so-- >> he was justifying. we had a gun trainer from put numb county. he hadn't his information published and he knew it was coming and going to end up happening. he said this is ridiculous. both sides are ridiculous here, the blogger shouldn't have been publi
that she wrote about the newtown, connecticut shooting. the school says she violated their zero tolerance policy towards violence. >>> and nhl lockout negotiations continue to try to save the season. the lockout has been on now for more than 100 days. the league has already cancelled games through january 14th, and an offer is currently on the table for a 48-game season. >>> after passing through the house and now the senate, a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff still seems to be going nowhere. without a deal, tax hikes and massive spending cuts are in effect on january 1st. so here's what senate leader harry reid had to say earlier. >> this morning we've been trying to come up with some counteroffer to my friends' proposal. we've been unable to do that. i've had a number of conversations with the president, and at this stage we're not able to make a counteroffer. >> nbc news deputy political editor dominic a montenaro join us. >> hope is not a plan, and, you know, i think both sides are still far apart. i think they, you know, say they will continue negotiating. you saw the chain cpi now gam
. >> chris: so for all the talk and horror -- and i think both of you share what you feel about n newtown, will you do anything to address it, whether gun control or changes to our mental health laws an access to mental health, whether violence in the media? senator. >> well, i believe we are going to certainly try. now, let me respond about the murder rate. over 9,000 people are killed with guns a year. where there aren't guns, there isn't that murder rate. 9,000 people. that is a lot of people. secondly, i think we have come to a point where these mass he that go out there, that get the most sophisticated weapon they can possibly get their hands on and then go into movie theatres, malls, offices, businesses, and schools, and mow down people, you have to have some appropriate controls on these weapons. now, he may feel safer because he has an ar-15. i don't know, that is up to him. he would not be affected by this. but i think having a system where these very powerful weapons, as a matter of fact, the bushmaster has a fly you can put on it to make it fully automatic. and just pump out sl
mess this whole thing up. >>> plus, the rush to buy guns since the newtown shooting. we talk to a person who went to a gun show. also in today's office politics, alex is talking to lester holt with his fascination of aviation and the interesting people he rocked out with. all of that coming up shortly. get back to the bubbly now. >> i hope i still get to do this next week. >> you'll be back. >> thanks for sitting in today. >> no problem. >>> up next, nerdland is revealed in the form of cartoon "avatar"s. [ male announcer ] with over 50 delicious choices of green giant vegetables it's easy to eat like a giant... ♪ and feel like a green giant. ♪ ho ho ho ♪ green giant >>> the name of this show is melissa harris perry. do not be fooled, i don't create this show by myself. what you see is the result of the brilliant insight, commitment and hard work of a whole team of people. the last show of the year seems like the right time to say thank you. to introduce you to the many nerds who bring you nerdland every week, have a safe and happy new year celebration. we'll see you in
the newtown connecticut school shooting the worst day of his presidency. >> i a skeptical that the only answer is putting more guns in schools. and i think the vast majority of the american people are skeptical that somehow will solve our problem. >> appearing on nbc meet the press this morning, he pledged to put his full weight behind legislation next year aimed at containing gun violence while he is skeptical about placing armed guards at schools he vowed to rally americans around an agenda that would limit gun violence. he supports increased background checks and bans on assault weapons and high capacity ammunition clips. donations have been pouring in for a gun buy back program. $15,000 has been raised to pay for the event which will happen on january 15th. organizers plan to offer $200 for automatic weapons and rifles and $100 for all other firearms. they also want people to turn in violent video games but no money will be given in exchange. >>> after the colorado movie theater and connecticut school shooting some educators in colorado are taking firearm training. about a half dozen teach
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